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. i think he let us all down. i hate to say it. look romney came to play. i think -- romney came to play and president obama stayed home. listen. i looked at it not just as an obama supporter but as somebody who loves debate and has made a living out of debating. and started out -- look, in -- i was on the debate team in high school. i the debate team -- in delaware. i was on the debate team at niagara university. when i went to college. i coached debate. my father judged high school in philadelphia. i debated on crossfire on the spin room, on msnbc. i've debated on the road with bob novack ay and bill crystal and mary madeline and you name them. armstrong williams. alan keys, i can't remember all of the conservatives i've been on the road with. so debate is sort of my thing. i'm sorry to say it, on points and on style, mitt romney won last debate. he came to play. obama did not. and it's not that -- i don't know what it w the president decided he wasn't going to get down and dirty but he just let mitt rom
bounces. it is already coming back down -- the polls were moving in romney's direction a few days before the debate kind of that natural, kind of movement of polls post convention and this certainly accelerated it. so the jobs numbers probably helped slow the obama fall but now we move into another week people will be talking about biden, and then a couple of more with romney and obama. >> bill: yeah, i was surprised and impressed, i guess that obama proved -- so he didn't have a good night, we all know that, but i thought he bounced back pretty quickly the next day. he has been having a lot of fun with the big bird line. and it showed a lot of resilience, i thought, and as you point out the job numbers came on friday which gave him another little boost, cutting the impact of any romney bounce. >> yeah he has an incredible amount of fire and energy when it is his back up against the wall. >> bill: yeah. >> it's almost like he puts himself in positions like that so that he can get excited about politics again. he obviously didn't want to be on that stage, wednesda
citizen. i would imagine he's union. i would hope he is. and they tracked down one of mitt romney's sanitation workers. let's give a listen to this audio. >> my name is richard hayes. i pick up mitt romney's trash. we're called the invisible people. he doesn't realize -- a big health issue not picking up trash. residents do come out and shake our hands. sometimes they give us hugs and thank us for the job we're doing. tell us we're doing a good job and keep up the good work. picking up 15, 16 times by hand. that takes a toll on your body. when i'm 55, 60 years old my body will be broke down. romney doesn't care about that. >> not to worry about the -- >> john: he doesn't mean picking up 15, 16 tons at once. i'm kind of slow on these things. >> i hope not. >> john: i think he means cumulatively over a day or a week. that's just from ann's side of the week. i don't know why this guy wasn't invited to speak at the democratic convention. it would have been pretty smart. so this is -- i don't know if it is an ad
they are either undermining the recovery as mitt romney did today when he said this. >> romney: the reason it has come down this year is primarily due to the fact more and more people have just stopped looking for work. but if the same share of people were participating in the work force today as when the president got elected our unemployment would be around 11%. >> jennifer: so they are either undermining the recovery or there must be a conspiracy. with the day that that fails to support their policies the right has resorted to conspiracy, and who better to show how far the so-called party of business has fallen than jack welsh, romney support and former ceo of general electric a titan of capitalism. today he traded in his green eye shades for a tin hat and tweeted this . . . >> jennifer: and then just in case you rubbed your guys in disbelief -- he didn't really just say that bureau of labor statistics is cooking the books for president obama would you. then he doubled down on it on tv. >> it just defies the imagination to have a surge larger than -- any surge sinc
't drink. yeah, we get it! the debates will come down to a few key sound bytes romney has been memorizing and practicing. >> oh, god. >> stephanie: a series of zingers that his team has written for him. >> two peanuts were walking down the street and one of them had salt on it. [ crickets chirping ] no. >> stephanie: romney has practiced delivering the lines on aides since august. aides who presumably are paid to laugh at the same line. oh my god, that was better. by the way nothing like repetition to make it funny. seamless delivery already. sidesplitting but then if you've heard it like the tenth time. there was a story about how much he pays his aides. obama's staff is like -- twice the size. and now i understand why romney's overpaying. he's a, not a very good businessman and b, because they have to listen to the same stupid jokes over and over. >> a horse with a long face walks into a bar and the bartender says why are you here? [ crickets chirping ] >> stephanie: no, mitt. why do you think it's comedy my
the sound down and watch what they do for an hour and see if we like them. >> pretty good idea. >> mitt romney can walk around and barack obama can swagger around the stage as they say. how is that? thank you all for having me. we're going to take a quick break here. we are coming back to 866-55-press. carrol in atlanta let's do that before we go to break. carole, are you there? >> yes, thanks for taking my call. i think debates do matter when you don't know what the people stand for. to me, mitt romney has already given his platform. he's a dummy. he's robotic. he doesn't want to give you any plan he's going to try to make up something about all the taxes, but you already know who you're going to vote for and not to sound petty but if you notice on his cars, he has romney in great big letters and look at barack obama and biden. they are all the same size. what an ego. he has flip-flopped. although i'm going to listen to the debates but my mind is made up already. >> call us at 866-55-press. we are going to break and we will see you on the other side. ♪ (vo) what is said here could de
-- mitt romney must be worried about that. if jim lehrer decides to drill down on what by mitt romney's own characterization is an etch-a-sketch campaign, they could breed significant problems for him. >> it is not an easy job moderating debates under that format. interesting to see. they could talk about immigration because of the border agent shot today. there are a lot of different things that both candidates have to prepare for. >> eliot: one thing i would say is these are two unbelievably smart individuals. as you said, they both know the substantive areas they will be discussing. i think emotion will be more important than the substantive content. david, thank you. >> good luck. >> eliot: i'll see you. i might need you in my corner. that's "viewpoint" for tonight. in one hour, it is the war of the words. i'll be debating glenn beck here in denver. get the details on facebook facebook.com/current. i'll see you tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. for our coverage of the presidential
think he got bogged down in the weeds. and he had trouble explaining where mitt romney was lying. i think there are easy ways to relate to people when it comes to how you talk about health care, because everybody has a personal experience that they can relate to. so i don't know why he personally has so much difficulty but that was a perfect opportunity to slam him on that lie. >> it seemed like they were playing by different rules. >> yeah. >> and i do think the cut a ways didn't do romney any good. he did look smug and smirking and it was really obnoxious the look on his face. i know people are saying that the president was looking down a lot -- >> it looked like he was trying to give everyone a haircut. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: that's congress women degette just said all of the women in the hall did not have a good reaction to romney's behavior. >> he was snide and smug but again he had a lot of time to practice for this. >> stephanie: yeah, and the president had to be president. romney -- i was like oh my god, the health care those are like the health ca
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